During a chaotic time in American politics, on Feb. 28, 1854, the U.S. Republican Party was organized in Wisconsin. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the party grew in prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln as president, and was of particular influence during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Today In History- February 28
The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
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Republican Party established in Wisconsin.
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